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Normandale Community College
Bloomington, Minnesota, United States (hybrid)
5 days ago


We are a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we seek applicants with deep connections to the cultural communities to which our students belong.
We actively seek and encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.


Normandale Community College is a purposeful organization and seeks an inspiring, forward-thinking, and transformative leader committed to the principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging to serve as its next Vice President of Advancement (VPA) and advance the college’s Marketing, Digital Media, Public Relations, Grants and Sponsored Projects in alignment with its mission, vision, and strategic goals.

This is a unique opportunity to elevate the role and status of Normandale both within the state and nationally. The Advancement division is the curator of the college’s story to both our internal and external audiences. We inspire people to become students, support students to become graduates, and work to create meaningful lifelong relationships between graduates and Normandale. We build relationships between the community, corporations, individuals, local government, funders and other institutions of higher education. We lift up faculty and staff as they create this dynamic learning environment.

The VPA is our #1 champion and cheerleader, the most prominent brand ambassador to all of our constituencies. The VPA confidently leads a team that is strategic, analytical and genuinely committed to excellence. We are passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and strive to make that transparent in all of our work. We seek a leader who is passionate about creating access for everyone who wants an education, building effective partnerships, and is an expert collaborator and compelling communicator. Your positive energy and dedication to civic involvement will inspire us.

This is a senior leadership, cabinet-level position that reports directly to the President and is an opportunity for an experienced executive with a proven track record of creative problem-solving, expertise in equity and inclusion, as well as change management to join our mission-driven (student success and equity) organization with a highly collaborative leadership team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Support and contribute meaningfully to furtherance of the college’s Strategic Framework, advancing racial equity in student outcomes and the campus climate, and modeling practices that promote equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Serve as an active member of the President’s Cabinet in the leadership of the college, advising on media, community, and government relations; communications, including college website and social media; marketing and brand strategy; grants and other sponsored projects; campaigns, and initiatives designed to build the college’s reputation and visibility; and policy matters.
  • Articulate and advance the college’s brand for internal and external collaborators, serving as primary brand steward and champion.
  • In collaboration with the Normandale Foundation, develop fundraising objectives and maintain relationships with current and prospective public funders, civic and elected leaders, and media to maintain a positive climate for college support and ensure visibility of key college initiatives.
  • Monitor public policy discussions and decisions, and advise the President about challenges and opportunities at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Develop and continuously evaluate divisional structure and needs to sustain a comprehensive advancement function, supporting team development and creating a road map for success.



The following qualifications are required to move forward your candidacy; as such, ensure your application contains descriptions of your work experience sufficient to demonstrate proficiency in each of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years of progressively senior leadership roles that include supervising, leading, and inspiring teams.
  • Proven ability to lead change and grow an advancement-related function, preferably in a collaborative, non-profit, or public sector organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to make data-informed, equity-minded, and independent decisions, including those regarding confidential matters.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with people with varied life experiences, and exceptional written, oral, and public speaking skills.
  • Knowledge of and dedication to the mission and values of a community college, with an understanding and appreciation of donor relations and grants work.
  • Solid knowledge of key state and federal laws and regulations governing nonprofit and public sector organizations.


  • Master’s degree in a related field and organizational leadership with at least five (5) years of executive experience in communications, marketing, or public/media relations.
  • Incontrovertible dedication to Normandale’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Familiarity with fundraising and demonstrated ability to make connections with philanthropic communities.
  • Deep background and breadth of experience in communications, marketing, and public/media relations.
  • Experience stewarding organizational branding and web and social media platforms.


Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, annually serving almost 15,000 students from a diverse set of backgrounds, 42% of whom are students of color and nearly 25% are first-generation. We offer opportunities for individuals to grow, learn, and advance their careers while working for an organization that is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable space for students and employees to learn.  We are passionately committed to achieving racial equity in student outcomes and in advancing cultural competency in the classroom and services provided.


As an agency of the State of Minnesota, Normandale Community College offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical, dental, vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; generous vacation and sick leave as well as 11 paid holidays each year; employer paid life insurance; pre-tax flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; and tax-deferred compensation plans. Additional benefits include tuition waivers for yourself and eligible dependents once certain criteria are met, and may professional development opportunities.  For information on benefits, visit SEGIP’s website SEGIP. For more information on retirement benefits, please view the retirement brochure through MMB.

This position is also part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Personnel Plan for Administrators. The contract ( outlines many additional benefits provided.


Vice President of Advancement

Classification:     Administrator 7

Status:                  Unlimited, full-time

Salary Range:     Annually from $89,000 to $142,500 *Salary placement is dependent on education and experience

The vacancy is posted on-line from 23 November 2022 through 3 January 2023.


  • Please submit your online application and supporting information to:
  • Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how your qualifications align with the requirements of this position; and
  • Upload (attach) current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The College regrets that it is unable to offer H-1B sponsorship at this time. The successful candidate, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, must be available to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

An offer for this position may be contingent upon the completion of a background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The college is committed to honoring human differences. We expect and cultivate inclusion of different values and ideas. We are committed to the principle that all individuals are to be treated with equality and dignity.  We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance, please contact Human Resources at (952) 358-8269 or Please indicate what assistance is needed.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66957914
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Normandale Community College
  • Position Title: Vice President of Advancement
  • Job Function: Annual Giving,
    Capital Campaigns/Endowment,
    Development - General,
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Masters
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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